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Cablegate: Ecuador Undecided On Un Commission On Human Rights

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS QUITO 001446

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL EC
SUBJECT: ECUADOR UNDECIDED ON UN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

REF: SECSTATE 114051

1. On June 20, PolOff relayed reftel talking points to MFA
Human Rights Director Carmen Larrea. Larrea said Ecuador
does not have a position on how the UN Commission on Human
Rights should be reformed. Ecuador is reviewing all
proposals including Cuba's, she said, and will look for a
non-political way to reform the commission. PolOff
encouraged Larrea to support our model for a smaller council
that would take action only in serious situations and where
all members have solid human rights records.

2. Comment: Our best guess is that Ecuador will look for a
way to avoid taking sides as it usually does when both we and
Cuba are involved.
Kenney

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